Purdue Spring Break busy one for President Daniels: To testify before Congress and keynote higher ed conference in D.C.

March 13, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue President Mitch Daniels will appear on Tuesday (March 17) before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, testifying about the public’s decreasing confidence in higher education and how Purdue is leading by example to restore it. Also next week in Washington, D.C., Daniels will speak to the American Council on Education (ACE) annual meeting and at national think tank The Brookings Institution, as well as take part in the Aspen Institute Community College Excellence Prize winner announcement ceremony, for which he was co-chair of the prize jury.

Monday, March 16

President Daniels will join Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, former Arizona governor and Secretary of Homeland Security, in a special session of the American Council on Education annual meeting. Daniels and Napolitano will discuss “Path to the Presidency: The Transition from Government to Higher Education.”

The session will take place at 10 a.m. at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW.

More information is available at http://www.aceannualmeeting.org.

Tuesday, March 17

President Daniels will testify in person before the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training on the topic “Strengthening America’s Higher Education System.” His written testimony will be entered into the Congressional Record and will be available to media. Contact Brian Zink (bzink@purdue.edu, 765-494-2080) for an advance copy of the testimony and news release, to be available on March 16.

The session is scheduled for 10 a.m. in 2175 Rayburn House Office Building, and a live webcast will be available at http://edworkforce.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID+398531.

Follow @purdueDC for live tweets of the testimony.

Tuesday, March 17

President Daniels will speak on “Higher Education Reform: Affordability, Accountability and Value,” hosted by the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution.

The session is scheduled for 2 p.m. in the Saul Room/Zikha Lounge, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. The live webcast will be available at http://www.brookings.edu/events/2015/03/17-higher-education-affordability-daniels.

Tweets will be hashtagged #HigherEdReform.

Wednesday, March 18

President Daniels will take part in the presentation of the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, an award sponsored by The Aspen Institute in recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. Daniels was jury co-chair for the award with former Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.).

The event is scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

A press release about the award will be available following the ceremony at http://www.aspeninstitute.org.

Media wishing to speak to President Daniels during the Washington, D.C., trip should contact Debbie Hohlt (debbie@hohlt.com, 202-445-8999). 

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